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  1. JuvieCoot

    JuvieCoot Elite Refuge Member

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    Saw some speck traffic heading north today also.
     
  2. skinnyspoonie

    skinnyspoonie Elite Refuge Member

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    Went thru my project Friday. Had to reset 8 boxed knocked down from hi water and actually lost 2. Installed 6 new ones and moved 3 existing ones. Lots of activity by both hoodies and woodies. I counted 130 woodie eggs and 160 hoodie eggs. Hatched out a few clutches for approx. 80 chicks. Recaptured 5 banded hens and a couple naked ones. Ranch is still at shoot level. Pass Road is actually closed due to flooding. Sac river was licking at Rocco's parkinglot which was surprising
     
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  3. EL GURU

    EL GURU Senior Refuge Member

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    All good news! Next year is looking promising as all hell... question for you guys with the boxes. Are you guys banding the mergansers?... asking for a friend :reader
     
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  4. DkKiller&Max

    DkKiller&Max Elite Refuge Member

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    Man that’s hoodie central! I have my first hoodie box going.

    Still lots of water in the sink. A buddy has most of his under water right now.
     
  5. Drake Slayer

    Drake Slayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Somewhere standing in stinky water cussing my damn
    I band them.
     
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  6. mak2782

    mak2782 Elite Refuge Member

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    I dont know why maybe it has to do with lack of deep water but in 5 or 6 years of doing boxes I have still not had a hoodie in my boxes yet. Starling get me every year as do those stinking wasps............... but no hoodies.
     
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  7. pumpgunner

    pumpgunner Elite Refuge Member

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    6BBA47EA-2FA7-4BD1-A6A9-C32E84BF1E1C.jpeg When your wife helps you build Woodduck boxes, numbering them just won’t do.....
     
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  8. pumpgunner

    pumpgunner Elite Refuge Member

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    Bluebills I drive by everyday seem to be sitting in bigger rafts everyday. They should be bailing anyway now.
     
  9. CA Birdman

    CA Birdman Elite Refuge Member

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    Was up above Princeton today, saw numerous high flocks of specks heading north. Maybe they are finally leaving, although three hours earlier had seen a thousand by Colusa refuge feeding and sleeping but maybe that was the final pre migration gathering.
     
  10. DkKiller&Max

    DkKiller&Max Elite Refuge Member

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    Specks were moving pretty good this morning north east of Comusa plus had one big group of snows fly over at 7:30 am.
     

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